Greene, Diana. “Karolina Pavlova's ‘Tri dushi’: The Transfiguration of Biography.” Proceedings of the Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, Slavic Section 2, no. 1 (1984): 15-24.
Analyzes the poem, “Tri dushi” and discusses the three poets in order to show how Pavlova transformed biography into art.
———. “Nineteenth-Century Women Poets: Critical Reception vs. Self-Definition.” In Women Writers in Russian Literature, edited by Toby W. Clyman and Diana Greene, pp. 104-6. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1994.
Provides a brief biography and overview of Pavlova's literary works and reputation.
Heldt Monter, Barbara. Introduction to A Double Life, by Karolina Pavlova, translated and with an introduction by Barbara Heldt Monter, pp. i-xx. Ann Arbor, Michigan: Ardis, 1978.
Assesses Pavlova's mixed-genre novel and the work's relation to her own life.
Sendich, Munir. “Moscow's Literary Salons: Thursdays at Karolina Pavlova's.” Die Welt der Slaven 17, no. 2 (1972): 341-57.
Discusses Pavlova's literary salon during the 1840s.
———. “Twelve Unpublished Letters of Karolina Pavlova to Alexey Tolstoy.” Russian Literature Triquarterly 9 (1974): 541-58.
Examines twelve letters of Pavlova to A. K. Tolstoy, arguing they reveal the two writers' literary affinities.
———. “Boris Utin in Pavlova's Poems and Correspondence: Pavlova's Unpublished Letters (17) to Utin.” Russian Language Journal 28, no. 100 (spring 1974): 63-70.
Discusses the importance of Boris Utin's poems on Pavlova's art and life, arguing that their significance is underscored in her letters to him.
———. “Ot Moskvy do Drezdena: Pavlova's Unpublished Memoir.” Russian Literature Journal 29, no. 102 (1975): 57-78.
Reproduces and comments on a short memoir written by Pavlova in 1859.
Additional coverage of Pavlova’s life and career is contained in the following sources published by the Gale Group: Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 5; Literature Resource Center.